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Old 01-16-2020, 01:41 PM
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I did the same thing on a smaller scale. Had to make a tight 180 degree bend in 1/2 inch stainless. I couldn't find a mandrel that small. I had the mandrel bend to keep it from collapsing and/or cracking. Took a while but I finally got it done.
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:22 PM
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The dies are so pricey, Iím looking for ideas to build my own when I pick up a bender. I already bought a tool to cut circular grooves on the lathe, but this mill method is way more flexible. It was not obvious to me.
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Old 01-27-2020, 05:15 PM
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I remember a discussion about splines, this might be a way to make your own axles etc. I didnít really study it or look at any axles, but has potential.

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Old 04-04-2020, 01:44 AM
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He makes a small table top bandsaw out of a handheld. Blades are pretty reasonable. I bought one recently.


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Old 04-04-2020, 11:48 AM
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I need to set up something like that. Bought a horizontal band saw years ago and have never used it because its a pain to retrieve from where its stored and setup. Plus I usually tilt the saw up vertical and cut stuff. That's always a challenge. Never have used it to cut off bar stock.
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Old 04-05-2020, 01:29 PM
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That stand is pretty straight forward. I bought the hf knock-off bandsaw and some blades to cut 4” alum tube. After I thought I should have spent more and got a better bandsaw, but this idea might be perfect. I always hated breaking bandsaw blades and having to butt weld them and aneal. These you probably just throw them away.

His idea for setting angle is perfect for me. I wish I hadn’t thrown out that old table saw the last time I moved!
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Old 04-09-2020, 12:44 AM
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A very basic design.

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Old 04-09-2020, 10:35 AM
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The table looks like a scroll saw table. Or, maybe you can buy that?
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Old 04-11-2020, 01:12 AM
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This guy shows some detail. Pretty clean. Iíd want the guide notch so I could cut angles.
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